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What is the difference between vegan and cruelty-free makeup? 13.9.2017 TreeHugger
The terms are used interchangeably, but mean different things.
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Moby, Russell Simmons and Others Speak Out on an Issue that Needs Our Immediate Attention 24.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Featuring remarks from Gene Baur, Jenny Brown, Sylvia Earle, Jane Goodall, Bill Maher, Moby, Kathy Najimy, Ingrid Newkirk
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Utah's Ag Gag Law Is Declared Unconstitutional 16.7.2017 Truthout - All Articles
In a major victory for animals and supporters of free speech, a federal  judge  has ruled that Utah's law making it illegal to film what happens at farms and slaughterhouses is  unconstitutional . These laws -- which have become known as ag gag laws -- are blatant attempts to hide what's happening on farms and criminalize  anyone  who attempts to bring the truth to light. They started popping up in the early 1990s, when North Dakota, Kansas and Montana all passed legislation that make it illegal to enter facilities that are closed to the public, or to take photographs, or audio and video recordings. Since then, attempts to pass similar laws have been tried and defeated in a number of  states , but a few have unfortunately succeeded in passing various versions of them. Utah's ag gag law was passed in 2012, which made it illegal to record an agricultural operation while trespassing or entering the premises on false pretenses, whether it was an activist,  undercover investigator  or journalist, and it would ...
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PETA welcomes NGT ruling banning Chinese ‘manja’ for kites 12.7.2017 National News – The Navhind Times
NEW DELHI: The National Green Tribunal’s ruling banning Chinese ‘manja’ – the string used to fly kites – is a “lifesaving” step, animal rights body People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Tuesday said. The NGT Tuesday ruled that there will be a complete ban on the chinese manja strings or any synthetic material ...
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This NYC Circus Bill Has The Meat Industry Scared 6.7.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The meat industry is sounding the alarm. Following New York City’s historic vote to ban the use of wild animals in circuses
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Protesters descend on Hamburg demanding substantial change from G20 6.7.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Colourful posters, banners, and flags line the streets around Hamburg's exhibition grounds. "NO G20." "Planet Earth First!" "Refugees Welcome." Thousands of protesters from around the world have descended onto Germany's second-largest city to make one thing clear: things have got to change. Unless you've slept through the last decade, you can't be surprised at this outrage. Economic inequality is getting more and more out of hand -- just eight men now own as much wealth as half of the world . The world is on track for a brutal 3 degrees Celsius of warming. Millions are at risk of starvation, as conflicts in Yemen and South Sudan go unabated. The response from the world's richest nations to all of this has so far been maddeningly underwhelming. Far from strengthening the Paris Agreement, the American president, Donald Trump, took an axe to it. His stubbornness has now opened the door for other nations to look for ways to back out of their own commitments. The G20 has to hold the line and refuse to give ...
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The NYC Circus Ban Is Just The Beginning 22.6.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
They said it would never happen. Elephants, tigers, and other wild animals would always be forced to perform for our entertainment, we were told. It has been this way for thousands of years, after all. And yet here we are. In a decisive vote of 43 to 6, the New York City Council voted yesterday to ban the use of wild animals in circuses, joining the ranks of countless countries, states, and municipalities that have prohibited the practice. Of course, this is not just any city joining the movement against wild animal acts. This is New York City, the most influential city in the world -- a harbinger of global trends. This is huge deal. In fact, it is much bigger than a ban of wild animal acts in circuses. This is the beginning of the end of a vastly larger moral abomination: The use and abuse of all animals. Both the New York Daily News and the New York Post agree: The momentum of the animal rights movement is not going to stop with wild animal acts. In a few short years, they may “free wild animals from ...
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Welcome to the Lush Cosmetics factory! 9.6.2017 TreeHugger
Join us on a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how this innovative company makes its fascinating, mostly package-free beauty products.
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Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva speak today at Tommy Douglas Institute 31.5.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva speak today at Tommy Douglas Institute
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Activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva connect climate and social justice 25.5.2017 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us
Resh Budhu The Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College invites educational communities and wider communities to explore progressive ideas and critical perspectives on educating and organizing for change in the 21st century. Now, in its fifth year, we focus on the single most important issue of our time, the environment -- and the need to connect climate justice to social justice. On Wednesday May 31, environmental justice activists Clayton Thomas-Müller and Vandana Shiva will speak on this year's theme, Social Justice = Environmental Justice: Rethink! Reclaim! Respect! It's 2017 and eight billionaires own as much wealth as the world's bottom 50 per cent and two-thirds of wildlife will disappear by 2020. Winters have never been warmer and precarious jobs, divisive politics, gender-based violence and urban poverty continue to thrive. More people are being displaced by war and want, while once immortal icebergs melt into the oceans. Are they connected? Of course they are. As Clayton Thomas-Müller ...
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Animal rights activists rejoice that Ringling Bros. circus is now history 24.5.2017 TreeHugger
After 146 years of performing, the public no longer wants to watch animal entertainment acts.
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Woman acquitted for giving water to pigs on their way to slaughter 5.5.2017 TreeHugger
Anita Krajnc will not be fined or face jail time for her "act of compassion" toward animals.
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Trump Isn’t Fighting Human Trafficking, He’s Facilitating It 4.5.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
This article was originally published on  Just Security   In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, President Donald Trump argued that we need his border wall to fight human trafficking, which he described as “probably worse than it ever was in history, if you think about it.” He added it’s “a problem that you should write something about at some point.” Trump’s reading of history disregards the transatlantic slave trade, but, I agree with him on this last point: More attention can always be brought to the problem, and I applaud any president for raising awareness about it. However, Trump’s focus on it belies the fact that his policies are only exacerbating the situation. Although his executive order on human trafficking, which he signed in February, might suggest that he’s  serious about the issue, Trump should be aware that his “America First” agenda–including aggressive immigration enforcement, the refugee ban, and disengagement from international institutions – has the effect of facilitating the ...
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Craig Bowron: Pilgrimage To The People's Climate March 2.5.2017 Huffpolitics on The Huffington Post
Craig Bowron: Pilgrimage To The People's Climate March
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Pilgrimage To The People's Climate March 2.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Resplendent in its psychedelic-Navajo-patterned upholstery, our quasi-comfortable charter bus rolled out of the Target parking lot and headed east to Washington D.C. We were going to participate in the People’s Climate March, and I decided to embrace the 17-hour drive as an opportunity to go dumb and just ignore my smart phone, opting instead to stare out the window as our ancestors did a decade or more ago. In a few hours, we crossed the Wisconsin River several miles downstream from where the brilliant naturalist Aldo Leopold conceived his land ethic. It was the 1930s, but it was already becoming clear that modern humans could quickly push a piece of land to exhaustion, to a point where it could no longer care for itself, or for us either. Leopold saw that in human terms, land conservation was self-preservation. All ethics so far evolved rest upon a single premise: that the individual is a member of a community of interdependent parts. The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to ...
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Ecocentrism & Sustainability: You Can't Have One Without The Other 1.5.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Natural scientists have clearly documented that human activities are causing a massive extinction event and some ecosystems
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PETA Says Polar Bear Died Of 'Heartbreak' After Separated From 'Same-Sex Partner' 25.4.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is claiming that a polar bear has died of “heartbreak” after being separated from a close companion of over twenty years that the organization is calling a “same-sex partner.”  According to Yahoo News , SeaWorld split apart long-time companions Szenia and Snowflake in order for the latter polar bear to breed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, earlier this year. Soon after the transfer, Szenia unexpectedly died  and now PETA is blaming the death on the company’s decision to separate the pair. “Szenja died of a broken heart, PETA believes,” Tracy Remain, executive vice president of PETA, said in a statement . “After losing her companion of 20 years when SeaWorld shipped Snowflake to the Pittsburgh Zoo in order to breed more miserable polar bears, Szenja did what anyone would do when they lose all hope, she gave up.” Dan Mathews, PETA Senior Vice President, echoed Remain’s words, highlighting the fact that same-sex relationships in the animal kingdom are not a ...
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Exposing and Defeating the Fascist Creep 7.4.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Reid Ross's Against the Fascist Creep is an insightful look at dangerous points of overlap between leftist and fascist ideologies. Fascists, he points out, often gain ground -- through a "fascist creep" or "drift" -- by deploying a form of "ethnocentric socialism" or the sort of right-wing populism seen in the US during the last election. (Image: AK Press) In light of the fact that Donald Trump is president, and that his consigliere Steve Bannon has  publicly expressed  a favorable view of the Italian fascist and SS enthusiast Julius Evola; considering the possibility that the neofascist Marine Le Pen's Front National could win the  2017 elections in France ; and given the explosive violence targeting Muslims, Jews and people of color in the US since Trump's election, the time is certainly right to read and widely discuss Alexander Reid Ross's new book, Against the Fascist Creep (AK Press, 2017). As the title suggests, Reid Ross is concerned here with the "fascist creep," which is related to the idea of ...
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Technology isn't our sole salvation in tackling climate change 29.3.2017 Resource Efficiency | GreenBiz.com
Mitigation requires systemic social change, not just technological optimism.
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Grizzly Bears Belong In Washington’s North Cascades 9.3.2017 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The famous conservationist, Aldo Leopold, once observed that “relegating grizzlies to Alaska is about like relegating happiness to heaven; one may never get there.” With a newly released plan to restore grizzly bears in Washington’s North Cascades, heaven may have just gotten a little closer for all of us in the Pacific Northwest. Today, grizzlies occupy less than 5 percent of their original range in the contiguous United States. But the National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are considering what would be a watershed moment for the species: returning the grizzly to its former prominence in Washington’s North Cascades National Park and surrounding public lands, and you have the opportunity to support this proposal. The North Cascades is one of the largest truly wild areas in the lower 48 states, providing the perfect terrain for grizzlies to thrive. The region encompasses more than 2 million acres of federally designated wilderness and is one of six primary grizzly recovery areas ...
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